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January 2018

CCO & Tomeka Reid: Jazz, Electronics & Brand New Music

January 14, 2018 @ 8:30 pm
Constellation Chicago, 3111 N Western Ave
Chicago, IL 60618 United States
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Tickets Doors and Constellation bar open @8:00pm, concert @8:30pm Jazz and concert music composer Tomeka Reid joins CCO as composer and cello soloist. Plus commissions pairing orchestra and electronics by Chicago composers Lawrence Axelrod and Beth Bradfish; and George Walker’s gripping Address for Orchestra. Program: Tomeka Reid - New Work, world premiere featuring Tomeka Reid, cello Chicago based cellist, composer and educator, Tomeka Reid has been described as "a remarkably versatile player," (Howard Reich, Chicago Tribune). Equally adept in classical…

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May 2018

CCO & The Wicker Park Choral Singers: Dreams of the Fallen

May 5, 2018 @ 7:30 pm
St. James Cathedral, 65 E Huron St
Chicago, IL 60611 United States
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Combining the musical forces of solo piano, chorus, and orchestra with powerful texts written by Iraq War veteran and award-winning poet Brian Turner, Jake Runestad's Dreams of the Fallen explores a soldier’s emotional response to the experience of war. Iranian-American Sahba Aminikia’s Sound, Only Sound Remains weaves audio clips of womens’ voices from Iran with the chorus and orchestra, and Arvo Pärt’s Da pacem Domine is a prayer for peace. Program: in collaboration with the Wicker Park Choral Singers Jake…

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